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With You Always

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First Holy Communion 2019

With You Always

The ‘With You Always’ programme prepares the children for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.  Making the blessed sacraments is a significant stage in your child’s Catholic journey and the ‘With You Always’ programme helps them to understand and appreciate the true meaning of each. 


The way children are prepared for these sacraments has changed.  Instead of teachers, catechists and priests teaching children and parents about the sacraments, they will help parents to hand down their own faith to their children, fulfilling the responsibility parents take when their child is baptised.  These changes are intended to help us understand that parents are the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith and that we are all called to get to know Jesus better throughout our life’s journey


The first meeting for this year’s programme will generally take place in  September in the school hall where parents can fill in the application form. All year 4 parents are very welcome.


If you have any problems with taking part in the preparation programme please talk to Fr. Ealey.  You might want to know more about the Catholic Faith, making your confession or being confirmed yourself.  Please talk to Fr. Ealey if you are worried about anything.  Fr. Ealey and Peter Thomas the Pastoral Officer will be happy to help you in whatever way they can.


You and your family will be specially remembered in our prayers in the coming months.  Thank you for choosing to support your child in their Catholic Faith.